By Bryan Davis
West Point got off to a good start last Saturday with a win at the West Point Classic, but they were unable to take that success over into Tuesday night’s contest with Houston. The Lady Hilltoppers sneaked past the Lady Green Wave 51-54.
“We got in foul trouble early,” said Lady Green Wave head coach Jemmye Ann Helms. “We didn’t do bad defensively. We had a couple kids who hurt us for Houston, but overall the team did alright on defense.”
In the first quarter, the Lady Green Wave played a tight match with Houston, scoring 11 points in the opening frame, but the Lady Hilltoppers were right there, besting them with 12 points of their own.
In the second, it was West Point with the advantage and the momentum, scoring 14 points in the frame, while holding Houston to just 10 points, taking a 25-22 lead into the half.
When the two teams returned to the floor, West Point’s offense went cold, scoring just nine points in the third. The Lady Green Wave did score 17 points in the fourth, but it was Houston’s 32 point effort in the second half that sealed the win for the Lady Hilltoppers.
Kelsei Ewings was only able to net seven points for the Lady Green Wave. Alexandria Morgan led the offense with 14 points. Nakeisha Walker had 12 points on the night.
Taylor McCrary had eight points and Adrianna Billups scored six.
The Lady Green Wave will be back in action tonight, this time taking on Tupelo on the road. That game is scheduled to tip off at around 6 p.m.